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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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My father has neuropathy. What does this mean?

Nerve problems: Neuropathy is a generic term for nerve problems. It can be from a lot of different things. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is a form of neuropathy. Diabetes can get a form of neuropapthy, commonly in the hands in feet. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father is suffering from neuropathy can anyone tell me about this disease prevention and how it get the recovery?

What do you suggest if my father is suffering from neuropathy can anyone tell me about this disease prevention and how it get the recovery?

Neuropathy: The three most common causes of neuropathy in the U.S. are diabetes mellitus, alcohol toxicity and vitamin B12 deficiency. These are treatable. It is important to know the cause so it may be addressed. There are times when the cause cannot be found, but it is wise to try to find it before simply treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling/burning in two toes. Had a stress reaction in foot and wearing a boot. Father & grandmother have neuropathy (unknown cause).

Numbness and tingling/burning in two toes. Had a stress reaction in foot and wearing a boot. Father & grandmother have neuropathy (unknown cause).

Multiple causes: Numbness & tingling in the toes has multiple causes.In your case given your age & stress reaction,if your MD gave you a boot,they think you probably have a stress fracture.The altered kinetics are probably causing your numbness or the boot itself.An EMG will help you get the diagnosis.The same is true for your father &grandmother.Most causes of neuropathy can be determined w/a Neuro eval & EMG. ...Read more

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What does having optical neuropathy mean?

What does having optical neuropathy mean?

Nonspecific term: Any pathology affecting the optic nerve could be described this way. However, the cause needs to be uncovered, as one could have ischemic process due to atherosclerosis, optic neuritis due to multiple sclerosis, compression of optic nerve due to tumor, etc. So, if vision is being lost, need attention asap. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have optical neuropathy?

What exactly does it mean to have optical neuropathy?

Optic neuropathy : Optic neuropathy is usually a vascular or circulatory problem of the small blood vessels of the optic nerve. An inflammatory condition of blood vessels called vasculitis can also result in optic neuropathy. No matter the cause, optic neuropathy can result in severe vision loss in some, but not all patients. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have demyelinating neuropathy?

Neuropathy: The nerves are covered with an insultating material called myelin. Much like a telephone cable that has rubber covering it too acts as insulation "myelin" does the same for a nerve. If the myelin is weakened by disease or some pathological process one develops a demyelinating neuropathy of which there are many causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more